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    IU Athletics Mourns the Passing of Edgar G. Williams

    Go Hoosiers! Edgar G. Williams (Photo courtesy of IU Archives)
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    Edgar G. Williams (Photo courtesy of IU Archives)
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    Nov. 16, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Edgar G. Williams, a member of the IU Athletics Hall of Fame and long-time IU administrator, passed away Monday, Nov. 12 in Bloomington, Ind.

    "IU and IU Athletics lost a tremendous advocate and leader this week," said Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. "Ed gave so much of time and energy, not only for the University, but also for our varsity athletic programs. I admired greatly his passion, grace and wit. We mourn the loss of such a devoted member of the IU family and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones."

    Williams was 90 years old and is survived by his wife, Joyce, children, Cynthia Moorhead, Tom Williams and his wife Mia, and two grandchildren.

    Williams' time at IU spanned six University presidents and nearly three decades. During his lengthy career, he earned a doctoral degree in business administration and was a professor in the School of Business; Chairman of the of the Personnel & Organization Behavior Department; Associate Dean of the IU School of Business; Vice President of IU Administration; Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer; Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Assistant Vice President for Human Resources; and Special Assistant to the President.

    Among the many awards Williams received during his distinguished career were the Honorary "I" Man, President's Medal, Thomas Hart Benton Medal, Distinguished Alumni Service Award and two Sagamores of the Wabash.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Foundation, P.O. Box 500, Bloomington, IN 47402

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